Taipei-based politician Hsiao Hsin-Chen just made history as the first politician to accept a donation in cryptocurrency. An anonymous individual has pledged a Bitcoin donation to the Taiwanese politician this past week as the country...
Alibaba's Ant Financial Launches Ant Financial Technology with Backend Blockchain Platform
Ant Financial Services Group (Ant Financial) recently announced that the company would open up a full suite of technology products and services under a new brand, Ant Financial Technology, to support the growth of financial...
This Sunday, Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and The Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) have joined forces to launch a new blockchain-based payment platform. According to Dubai news outlet Zawya: The project was created in collaboration with...
Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu Announces NextGen ASIC Mining Chip and New Mining Machine
Jihan Wu, CEO and co-founder of Bitmain Technologies Ltd., announced Bitmain's next-generation ASIC chip BM1391 for mining cryptocurrencies using the SHA256 algorithm at the World Digital Mining Summit in Georgia today. Mr. Wu also revealed that Bitmain will...
Tech Bureau Corp, parent company to Japanese exchange Zaif reports $60 million in cryptocurrency stolen from hacked wallets. This week's headlines have already centered extensively on the vulnerabilities investors face when using unregulated crypto exchanges....
The crypto crackdown continues as law officials realize the unregulated nature of the decentralized marketplace. The U.K. Treasury Committee is now trying to take back the reigns on what they are now referring to as...
A new report from the New York state attorney general's office puts cryptocurrency exchanges under fire for industry-wide corruption. Three exchanges have been called out for behavior related to conflicts of interest that raise red...
Mastercard is turning to blockchain to help better track consumer payments. In a recent patent filing, the payment mega company reveals their plans to use the distributed ledger technology to record "point-to-point transactions" in real-time. The...
Recent statistics show that cryptocurrency lawsuits have skyrocketed when compared with last year's numbers. Legal analytics platform Lex Machina has released its yearly securities litigation report, and the results show a strong trend towards cryptocurrency...
When IBM first announced they were offering free online blockchain courses they were overwhelmed with Indian interest and enrollment exploded with over 21,000 registrations. Needless to say, India has a seemingly unquenchable thirst for decentralized...